Challenge your body and soothe your spirit when you go hiking in Tahoe. The lake here is one of the most stunning in the entire country, and the surrounding trees and mountains make it so picture perfect it almost seems like something out of a dream. Hiking one or more of the dozens of hiking trails is one of the best ways to experience the pristine perfection of the area. If you’re traveling with the kids or just want to take a relaxing stroll, there are simple, relatively flat pathways that will provide plenty of photo ops and let you breathe in the fresh California air. Devoted hikers will love the steeper, more strenuous climbs. There are also paths that travel through the majestic Tahoe mountains – if you’re nervous you might get lost, hiring a local guide is a wise idea. No matter where you decide to go, be sure to bring plenty of water. For a wonderful end to a day of hiking, plan to finish your journey at the shoreline. What better way to complete your hike than a therapeutic, rewarding dip in the pleasantly cool, refreshing waters of Lake Tahoe?